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Mission & History

Who We Are

About us

The American Veterans Heritage Center (AVHC) is a non-profit, (501c3) corporation. We honor our veterans by preserving a priceless piece of national and local history – the Soldiers Home located at the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. We invite you to take your place in history by helping us make this venture a success! We are not a government agency nor affiliated or supported by the Federal Government.

AVHC Mission:  Partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs Dayton Campus preserving VA history to inspire and educate our local region, communities, and nation.       

Purpose: To honor our Veterans by preserving VA history.     

The scope of our activities include historic preservation projects, events, tours, and our event, “The Patriot Salute,” which is held annually on the second Saturday of September at the Dayton VA for the benefit of the on-campus as well as off-campus veterans, their families, and the community.